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St Mary's CE Primary School

St Mary's Church
of England
Primary School


Latest News

For the latest news and events at St Mary's please read the school newsletter and Twitter account.

  • Reception Open Day 2023 - Friday 6th January 2023

    Published 12/09/22
    St Mary's Primary School will be holding a further Reception 2023 intake open day on  Friday 6th January 2023. This will take place between 9:30am and 3pm. Please call the office on 01706 216407 to make an appointment. If this date i
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  • Queen Elizabeth II 1926 -2022

    Published 09/09/22
    As the nation comes to terms with the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we ask all to pray for the Royal Family, our communities, our government, our nation and the commonwealth. Throughout her life the Queen spoke openly ab
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  • PTFA Christmas Fair

    Published 26/11/21

    Next week the PTFA will be holding a Christmas fair in school. Due to the current ovid rates in the area, this will be pupils of St Mary's only.

    Please find attached information about then events that will be organised over the course of the week. 

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  • Friday 3rd December - Reception 2022 Open Day

    Published 23/11/21

    On Friday 3rd December we will be holding a further open day for  Reception intake 2022.

    Please phone the school office on 01706 216407 to make an appointment. 

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    Published 19/11/21

    During the Christmas holidays Rossendale HAF programme will be organising a range of activities for families who are eligible for free school meals.

    If this is something you are interested in accessing please read the attached letter that explains how you can apply. 

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  • PTFA Christmas Fair

    Published 18/11/21

    Please find information related to the PTFA Christmas fair.

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    Published 12/11/21

    Monday 29th November - Friday 3rd December 2021

    In preparation for this year's Christmas Fair we would be very grateful for any donations of the following items:

    • Tombola prizes
    • Toys and books (second hand in good condition)
    • Shop bought cakes

    If you can help, please bring any donations into school over the coming weeks (with cakes not until the 29th November at the earliest).

    Please be aware we are unable to allow parents to attend this year due to high Covid infection rates. 

    This year the Christmas fair will be available for pupils to attend in their classes on a date and time specific to them, during this week. 

    Thank you


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  • Deputy Headteacher Appointment

    Published 18/10/21
    I am very pleased to announce that after a successful recruitment and interview process, the Governing Body have appointed Mrs Ashworth as Deputy Headteacher. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Ashworth on this appointment a
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  • Reception 2022 Open Day - Monday 22nd November 2022

    Published 12/10/21
    We will be holding a further Open Day for families who are interested in their child joining St Mary's CE Primary School in September 2022. Visits will take place between 9:30am and 3pm. Please ring the school office on 01706 216407 who w
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    Published 14/05/20

    Please find attached an information letter that explains in detailed the planned re-opening of St Mary's Primary School from the 1st June 2020.

    Please be aware we are only re-opening to pupils in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and pupils of key workers.

    School will also be closed to all pupils over the May Half term. 

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    Published 29/04/20


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    Published 09/04/20



    While we are not publicly able to recognise the contribution that so many of our pupils will have made this term in the usual way, I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all of them on the way that they have adapted to the new way of learning that is now in place. Feedback from teachers has been that the overwhelming majority of pupils are keeping up with their work and many are accessing additional online tasks and activities. 

    We also appreciate that the challenges of accessing work in some households are significant, with lots of people all trying to get onto the family laptop. Please reassure you son(s) / daughter(s) that as long as they are doing their best, that is all we can ask.

    Please note school “re-opens” on Monday 20th April for Key Workers and Vulnerable children. We are aware that the current restrictions on movement and leaving the house can put strains on normal family life and you may find some value in alternative online activities to keep the children occupied over the break.

    The following list has been recommended for sharing; Joe Wicks Daily Workout 

    Virtual Days Out

    At a time of great uncertainty, we look forward to school re-opening and life returning to normal with no indication yet as to when this might happen. Please continue to check the school website for updates.

    If any key worker or vulnerable families need any support or childcare over the Easter period then please email

    The emails send a notification and will be accessed permanently.

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    Published 06/11/19

    I am delighted to announce that St Mary's Primary School have received a letter of recognition from the Department for Education. This is a result of our fantastic achievements in the Year 1 Phonics  Screening Check in 2019, where 97% of the class achieved the pass mark. Well done to all of the staff and children for this brilliant achievement. 

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    Published 03/09/19

    School games Gold Award for participation.

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